Media Advisory - Photo/interview opportunity - CNIB to reveal National Vision Health Report at Vision Health Month kickoff event in Toronto

TORONTO, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Join us for the launch of the first-ever National Vison Health Report commissioned by CNIB for Vision Health Month 2015.

The National Vision Health Report shows an unhealthy dichotomy between Canadians' strong belief in the importance of eye health, and what they actually know and do about it.

Findings from the report will be shared by representatives from the vision health community including CNIB, the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC), the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) and the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO).

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Time: 8 – 10 a.m. 

The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library
Asquith Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

Speakers include:

  • John Rafferty, President and CEO, CNIB
  • Dalie Schellen, President, OAC
  • Dr. Alan Slomovic, President, COS
  • Dr. Paul Geneau, President, CAO
  • Victoria Nolan, CNIB Client
  • Andrea Chedas (with son Tiago), CNIB client
  • Molly Burke, activist

About CNIB

CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. For more information, visit

About Vision Health Month

Vision Health Month is a national awareness campaign designed to educate Canadians about their vision health and eliminate avoidable sight loss across the country.


For further information: Sara Wilbur, Specialist, Corporate Communications, T: 416-486-2500 ext. 7157,; Shelagh O'Donnell, Manager, Communications Ontario, 416-486-2500 ext.7544, Shelagh.O'


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